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June 2014 Report: Small Business Sentiment Improves But Is No Sign of a Surge

June 2014 Report: Small Business Sentiment Improves But Is No Sign of a Surge

| June 25, 2014

Highest level since Sept. 2007, but below normal expansions May’s Optimism Index rose 1.4 points to 96.6, the highest reading since September 2007.  However, while May is the third up month in a row, the Index is still far below readings that have normally accompanied an expansion and there have been similar gains in the […]

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SEPTEMBER REPORT:Small Business Optimism Flat, Down 0.1 Points

SEPTEMBER REPORT:Small Business Optimism Flat, Down 0.1 Points

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Small business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0. While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a level not seen since before the recession and sales expectations […]

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Small Business Economic Trends – August 2013

Small Business Economic Trends – August 2013

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Bill Dunkelberg August 14, 2013   OPTIMISM INDEX The NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism gained a whoppin’ 0.6 points in July. At 94.1, the Index does not impress and signals nothing but a subpar performance for the 3rd quarter. In an attempt to “make lemonade”, the July reading is the 4th highest reading […]

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